Calls for proposals Innovation Platform (SCHIP) is an EU funded initiative aimed to encourage interactions between the different stakeholders for the co-development of social innovation solutions addressing current societal challenges.

Coordinated by META Group (Italy), together with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and Impact Hub, this platform tests a novel approach in the selection of solutions that are demand driven and user centered. It supports the commitment of public authorities, private companies and third sector organisations in defining, prioritising social and environmental challenges, and uploading them onto the platform. It will next encourage the participation of social innovators, startups and SMEs to identify, fund, co-develop and test concrete solutions to these needs. 

27 challenges will be chosen and, for each challenge, 3 ‘semi-finalists’ will be selected. 

The 2018 calls will be launched as of 15 January 2018.

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Deadline for Submission: Sunday, 15 April, 2018

The Smart Ageing Prize is a competition that aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using information and communication technologies for active ageing and its main theme. This year's topic is ‘products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life’. 

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Deadline for Submission: Friday, 30 March, 2018

With a budget of approximately 2 billion EUR, the Work Programme Societal Challenge 1 'Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing'(2018-2020) will invest in seven strategic research priorities, including topics such as personalised medicine, digital transformation in health and care and cybersecurity in health and care.

List of topics of the different calls with 24 April 2018 as a deadline:

  • Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing
  • Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalised diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environments
  • Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange
  • Supporting investment in smart living environments for ageing well through certification
  • Support to further development of international cooperation in digital transformation of health and care
  • Digital health and care services – support for strategy and (early) adoption
  • Support to a Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of Digital Single Market strategy
  • Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures
  • Raising awareness and developing training schemes on cybersecurity in hospitals

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Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

The purpose of the contest is to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for older people (65+). The prize will be awarded to the entry that demonstrates the best solution (which is at least a prototype solution demonstrated in an operational environment during an implementation period of at least 5 months) to the challenge while meeting the award criteria: Measurability, Social impact, Economic impact, Community engagement, Scalability and replicability, Sustainability, Originality and creativity.

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Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 28 February, 2019

The aim of the call is to support projects by Member States that analyse existing gender gaps and develop effective measures to tackle them, in particular the gender gap in pensions. 

This call for proposals aims to achieve the objectives defined in the Strategic engagement for gender equality 2015-2019 and the European Pact for gender equality. 

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Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 22 February, 2018
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